ANSEP MSA Career Explorations Program Manager (Temporary)

ANSEP MSA Career Explorations Program Manager (Temporary)

  • 528102
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Temporary
  • Closing on: Jun 30 2024
  • Temporary Staff Grade 79
  • UAA Office of the Provost

ANSEP Middle School Academy is seeking a Career Explorations Program Manager for our summer programming. Career Explorations is a residential 5 day STEM program that supports 6th through 8th grade students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and who are alumni of our Middle School Academy. Career Explorations allow the students to be immersed into different jobs within a specific career field. The 2024 summer has three sessions; Field Ecology, Marine Science in Juneau, and Renewable Energy. The Program Manager will assist supervisors in implementing programs, managing staff and supporting students throughout their experience with ANSEP. The Program Manager position will oversee student academic and social activities, student residence life experiences, departmental duties, compliance in risk management aimed at ANSEP students, ANSEP van driving and more. Program manager works closely with ANSEP Directors to ensure student’s programming needs are met. This role also involves program promotion, student support services, data analysis, and coordination of various aspects related to student success within the ANSEP program.

To excel in this position, the candidate should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, as they will be managing up to 10 staff & students and participating in activities as directed by their supervisor(s). They should have an understanding of science concepts, university policies, and FERPA regulation. The candidate will need excellent organizational skills, the ability to handle dynamic student activities and events, and have the capacity to plan and execute activities. The candidate should be comfortable driving in Alaska road conditions in all seasons. The candidate should also be a responsible employee under Title IX and stay current with annual training.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an Education or STEM related field. Three years progressively responsible relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. At least one year of experience managing staff or a student-based program. Preferred experience with grades 6-8.

Experience and Knowledge Requirements:
• Ability to teach and prepare hands-on lessons in STEM content.
• Knowledgeable of the google suite and record keeping.
• Decision-making strategies and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to interpret information to determine student placement.
• Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, processes, policies, and procedures related to higher and middle school education. Ability to supervise budgets.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and shift between tasks that need to be accomplished along similar and different timescales.
• Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
• Experience with a program that supports student success, such as a tutoring, coaching, mentoring, or advising program.
• Experience supervising staff.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Anchorage campus. This is a temporary, full-time, exempt staff position. New hires will be placed on the UA Temporary staff salary schedule, Grade 79, based on education and experience.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. This position is for the University of Alaska Anchorage, ANSEP.  The work will be performed in Anchorage with some field trips off campus. This position will require night and weekend hours. Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

This position may require driving an ANSEP vehicle. A valid drivers license and clean driving record in compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria is required. Must be 21 or older to apply.

Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs, with or without reasonable accommodation.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Cate Weist, ANSEP HR Manager at


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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